Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game", http://www.amazon.com/dp/069116472X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wiIRub0S7FMF9

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game", http://www.amazon.com/dp/069116472X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_wiIRub0S7FMF9

It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial intelligence. And he was a hero in war: He was a vital part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

Alan Turing  Father of Computer Science. Single-handedly won World War II by cracking the Enigma code

Alan Turing Father of Computer Science. Single-handedly won World War II by cracking the Enigma code

Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

Enigma machine. Alan Turing was part of the British cryptographic team at Bletchley Park that cracked the German Enigma code during World War II.

14 Mar 40: The first "bombe" decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It not only plays an important role in the outcome of World War II, but will lead directly to today's modern computing. #WWII #History

14 Mar 40: The first "bombe" decipher machine becomes operational at Bletchley Park in England. It not only plays an important role in the outcome of World War II, but will lead directly to today's modern computing. #WWII #History

Alan Turing Bombe machine (top) and the Christopher machine in the movie (bottom). See more pics at: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/imitation-game/

Alan Turing Bombe machine (top) and the Christopher machine in the movie (bottom). See more pics at: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/imitation-game/

(top to bottom) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen • Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges • The Scent of Secrets by @authorjanethynne • Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair • The Vampire Defanged by Susannah Clements⠀

(top to bottom) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen • Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges • The Scent of Secrets by @authorjanethynne • Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair • The Vampire Defanged by Susannah Clements⠀

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